Looking for something that is filling and warming when it’s as wintry and cold as a witch’s whatnot outside? Then this peasant soup is for you. It’s also a very easy meal for your children to make. Serve with some crusty bread and a sprinkle of parsley. You could also top with some Parmesan or Tasty cheese ~ whichever you prefer.
This is a very flexible recipe, designed to take advantage of the vegetables you have sitting in the bottom of your fridge, at the back of your freezer or lurking somewhere in your pantry. In other words, use up what you have ~ tinned, frozen or fresh. Although in winter, root vegetables are at their prime and give the soup a deliciously earthy taste and texture. I never peel mine as it helps maintain the integrity of the vegetable as I simmer the soup for so long.
This soup can also be vitamised and used as a beautifully healthy and flavourful baby food or as a pasta sauce base.